Girard-Perregaux

History of Girard-Perregaux

The origins of Girard-Perregaux date back to 1791, but the name Girard-Perregaux wasn’t registered until 1856. In 1992 the brand was taken over by former car racing driver Luigi Macaluso who built the brand into a true manufacture. Iconic pieces include its tourbillon with three gold bridges and its constant force escapement collection. Girard-Perregaux is today part of the Sowind Group, a subsidiary of Kering.

Watchmaker from the Haute Horlogerie workshop at Girard-Perregaux
Watchmaker from the Haute Horlogerie workshop at Girard-Perregaux

Five interesting facts about Girard-Perregaux

1 – The first quartz watch

In 1971, Girard-Perregaux presented the first quartz watch ever produced in Switzerland, whose 32,768 Hertz frequency has become the benchmark among manufacturers worldwide.

2 – Ferrari watch

Girard-Perregaux was one of the first watch company’s to produce a watch collection for Ferrari.

3 – Asian time measurement

In 1859, François Perregaux went to Singapore and Japan where he noted that the time measurement system was completely different from that prevailing in the West, meaning that watches were of no use there, so he decided to produce authentic objects of curiosity instead.

4 – 80 watchmaking patents

Girard-Perregaux holds 80 watchmaking patents.

5 – Famous people spotted wearing Girard-Perregaux

Famous people spotted wearing Girard-Perregaux include Harry Connick Jr, Hugh Jackman, Koby Bryant, Quentin Tarantino, Nile Rogers, and Pierce Brosnan among others.

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